In 1974 A Whistleblower Was On Her Way To Meet A Reporter When She Was Killed In A Mysterious Crash

It’s November 1974, and laboratory technician Karen Silkwood is driving to Oklahoma City. For months, she has been a thorn in her employer’s side, flagging up serious safety violations at a local nuclear plant. And now she is on her way to hand journalists a smoking gun. But before she can complete her mission, she is caught up in a mysterious car crash – and she takes her secrets to the grave.

Having entered the world in February of 1946 in Texas, Silkwood grew up with her parents and two sisters in the city of Nederland. And it was there, while attending high school, that she first became interested in science – chemistry, to be precise. In fact, she was so talented that she earned a scholarship to Lamar College in nearby Beaumont, where she studied medical technology.

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